Public Health Reports 82 New COVID-19 Cases
By edhat staff
The Santa Barbara Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting a record high of 82 new cases within the county today. This brings the total number of cases to 2,253.
According to the numbers, 55 of the new cases are located in Santa Maria. 11 are in Santa Barbara, and the rest are scattered in lower numbers throughout the county.
Of the total 2,253, there are 989 cases belonging to the Federal Prison in Lompoc and 702 cases belonging to the City of Santa Maria alone. The north county of Santa Barbara makes up 969 cases, approximately 77% of the total community cases.
Currently, there are 211 active cases within the community. Of those, 61 are in the hospital with 17 in the intensive care unit (ICU), and 115 are pending information. There have been 22 deaths overall.
Yesterday PHD announced expanded personal care services would not reopen this Friday as the increase in hospitalization rates rendered the county disqualified from doing so. It's unclear when these services will reopen.